2021 is just getting started and already congratulations are in order for one Wilmington hotel! Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, the HOTEL DU PONT has officially been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA.” In its 11th year, “Best Hotel” evaluated more than 30,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.

The method used to score for such praise includes a hotel’s star rating, both expert and guest sentiment, as well as annual awards from distinguished travel publications and TripAdvisor user scores, the combination of which helps determine each hotel’s rank.

"The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain exemplary standards," said Zach Wat- son, travel editor at U.S. News. "This year's list offers a reliable guide for travelers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that's in a few months or next year."

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HOTEL DU PONT received this prestigious award on the heels of its new restaurant, Le Cavalier, receiving the “Best Historic Restaurant Award” from Historic Hotels of America in December 2020. The restaurant was honored for its thoughtful re-concepting of the hotel’s original Green Room. The same month, Travel + Leisure featured Delaware on its list of “50 Best Places to Travel in 2021,” specifically citing the HOTEL DU PONT and Le Cavalier as must-visit destinations for readers.

“We are honored to see the hotel and the city of Wilmington receive such positive recognition,” HOTEL DU PONT managing director Greg Kavanagh added. “A national spotlight is on Wilmington right now. As we look ahead to safe travel for 2021 and beyond, our team eagerly awaits welcoming visitors from near and far to the hotel.”

Opened in 1913, the iconic HOTEL DU PONT is dedicated to delivering timeless luxury with a modern and sophisticated sensibility. Located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, in the heart of the picturesque Brandywine Valley, the 12-story Italian Renaissance landmark building boasts 217 guest rooms and spa-cious suites. Named the #1 hotel in Delaware by both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, the hotel is also the home to Le Cavalier at the Green Room, a new brasserie from Chef Tyler Akin. Owned by The Buccini/Pollin Group and managed by PM Hotel Group, the HOTEL DU PONT is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide and the Historic Hotels of America. 

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